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NYC admits stranded subway riders were forgotten

NEW YORK -- A transit official has admitted that subway passengers left stranded on a train for hours during last year's blizzard had been forgotten.

New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast testified Tuesday at a City Council hearing on winter preparedness.

Among other things, he discussed an A train that was infamously stranded last December on an open-air station platform in Queens, near Kennedy Airport.

According to The New York Times, Prendergast told the committee: "We forgot about that train."

He added that the situation was "inexcusable."

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